Georgetown, New York: Spirit HouseBuilt under the supervision of ghosts, who evidently had a thing for goofy gingerbread architecture. This is a private residence; current owner offers no tours or public access.
- On the south end of the village, on the east side of Hwy 26/80. Look for the brown "Spirit House - Historic Site" sign.
- Private property - visible from street.
Visitor Tips and News About Spirit House
Supposedly this relic of Spiritualism is a super-charged spot of natural energy! It's definitely an interesting story and interesting place to check out, no matter what your take is on it![Kristin Deady, 02/14/2013]
The Spirit House was built by Timothy Brown, a New Englander from Ryegate, Vermont. Brown moved to Georgetown sometime in the 1850s. One day, Brown announced that he had been called upon to build a house that would serve as a temple of Spiritualism. Although Brown was no architect, he soon purchased a piece of property in the center of town, and set out building the house under the direction of the spirits.[Rich Howard, 03/19/2009]
The "Spirit House" is a 19th century Spiritualist's house with "wedding cake-like" decorations, a funnel-shaped roof that drains to the center of the structure and "spirit closets" built under the eaves. Site of seances, etc.[Cyndie Long, 06/08/2006]